donut mixture for mini donut maker Archives - River City Events

The Ultimate Guide to Using Your Mini Donut Maker

Who doesn’t love the aroma of freshly baked donuts?

With our mini donut maker, you can bring the joy and sweetness of donuts right to your event. This guide will walk you through the steps to create perfect mini donuts every time.

Here’s what we’ll be covering in this article:

  • Electrical Requirements & Safety First
  • Preparing Your Mini Donuts
  • Turning the Machine On
  • Adjusting Conveyor Belt Speed
  • Bagging Donuts
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Cleaning Up

Electrical Requirements & Safety First

Before we start, it’s crucial to ensure your mini donut maker is set up correctly and safely. Most mini donut makers require a 120/240VAC, 60HZ outlet, and consume about 1750 Watts. Ensure your device is plugged into a compatible outlet with a 15 amp plug.

Remember, safety first: never use your mini donut maker with a generator.

Preparing Your Mini Donuts

The mini donuts from River City Events come frozen for your convenience.

To make your setup easy, we also recommend purchasing our concession bags and cinnamon sugar, as well as renting a pair of tongs and a stainless steel shaker.

For the best results, allow your mini donuts to thaw for 15-30 minutes before you start baking. This ensures they heat evenly and come out perfectly warm and delicious.

Turning the Machine On

Plug in your mini donut maker and turn the heat element to full.

Give it 2-3 minutes to warm up. There’s no need to rush; good things come to those who wait.

Once warmed up, set the conveyor speed to 7.

Test the temperature and speed by placing a single donut on the conveyor belt. Once it’s done, assess the donut’s temperature.

If it’s too hot, INCREASE the conveyor speed.

If it’s too cold, DECREASE the conveyor speed.

Hot tip: If you have to adjust the conveyor speed from 7, it probably has to do with how thawed out your donuts are!

Cooking & Bagging Donuts

After you’ve found a comfortable speed to send through donuts for cooking and bagging, you’re ready to get started and place your donuts on the conveyor!

We recommend placing 6-12 donuts in a single bag. Add a generous amount of cinnamon sugar, and shake well. The secret is in the shake – make sure to turn the bag upside down at least twice.

With one person bagging, you can cook up to 600 donuts in an hour. With a team of two, that number doubles to 1200 donuts!

Cleaning The Donut Machine

After the fun part comes the cleanup. Unplug your mini donut maker and let it cool down before cleaning with water and vinegar.

Lift up the crumb tray to remove it and clean it individually:

Once removed, you may also clean the interior of the machine:

And that’s it! Please ensure the machine has cooled down completely before storing it for transportation.

A $50 cleaning charge applies for machines returned dirty, so make sure to clean thoroughly to avoid extra fees.

Contact Us

Using a mini donut maker is a fun and easy way to enjoy fresh, warm donuts at your next event. Whether you’re preparing for a party, a family gathering, or just a sweet treat for yourself, following these simple steps will ensure your mini donuts turn out perfectly every time.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (780) 424-6001 or email us at We’re open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 4PM on Saturday!

Happy baking!